Self Esteem Is Derived On Self

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Our experiences have a lot to do with the mental picture we create of ourselves and influence our attitudes and behaviors throughout life.

Having healthy self-esteem is an integral part of happiness. You are entitled to feel good about yourself. We tend to give others more credit than we give ourselves instead of taking inventory of our strengths and value.

Low self-esteem is self-imposed and often linked to emotional states such as depression, paranoia, and anxiety. Basing your self-esteem on external factors such as the amount of money you have, your physical appearance, or other people’s opinion broadly affects your emotional state whenever these variables change. Relying on external factors to make you feel good about yourself also makes you codependent upon them.

Envision yourself as the best you can be, to create the reality of your life that will be true to your most sincere self-image.

Take a Good Look in the Mirror

The most significant judgment you make each day starts with looking in the mirror. Its reflection does not lie, and breaking the mirror does not change who you are. We spend countless hours maintaining our outward appearance when we should be doing more to develop our inner character.

We all have a mental picture of who we think we are. Naturally, there is a part of us that would like to believe we are smarter, more attractive, giving, and morally better than those around us, but these self-beliefs can often expose us to weaknesses in other areas. When we become confused about our self-identity, we open the door for problems to enter.

Until you understand who you are, you will not understand where you belong. You also become stagnant in your growth when you surround yourself with people that confirm what you believe to be your self-identity.

Stepping outside of your comfort zone helps shatter the assumptions you have made of yourself and reveal areas of improvement.